TF8004 : Allan-Williams Turrets

taken 9 years ago, near to Cockley Cley, Norfolk, Great Britain

Allan-Williams Turrets
Allan-Williams Turrets
These are World War II metal turrets, which could be rotated through a full 360 degrees, set above a steel and brick-lined pit. They were designed for all types of light machine gun to be fired either through the front loophole which was further protected by shutters, or through the circular opening in the roof in a light anti-aircraft role. It could also be armed with the Boys anti-tank rifle. The army did not favour the design; most were installed at airfields.
Nearly 200 Allan-Williams Turrets were made and installed, salvaging of the metal after the war means that today very few remain. In this wood close to Cockley Cley Hall there are three to be seen.
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Date Taken
Monday, 30 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Monday, 30 March, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 801 046 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.5957N 0:39.5524E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 801 046
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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